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  • OnBeep developing walkie-talkie type wearable for mobile devices

    OnBeep is readying a wearable device that will let smartphone users initiate a voice chat with a pre-defined group of people, walkie-talkie style, and to support its development the startup announced Wednesday it has closed a US$6.25 million funding round.

  • Dozens of US tech firms violate EU privacy promises, advocacy group says

    Thirty U.S. data brokers and data management firms, including Adobe Systems, AOL and Salesforce.com, are violating privacy promises they've made regarding their handling of the personal information of EU residents, a privacy group said in a complaint to be filed Thursday.

  • Even crooks couldn't profit from Microsoft's Surface flop

    A former Microsoft finance manager was sentenced to two years in federal prison Friday after pleading guilty to an insider trading scheme that netted he and a partner more than $400,000.

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    Almost one in six doctor visits will be virtual this year

    With an aging Baby Boomer population and broadband bandwidth improved a hundredfold from a decade ago, telemedicine is exploding as a convenient and less costly alternative to the traditional visit to the doctors' office.

  • Telstra unveils interoperable videoconferencing service

    Businesses can communicate with each other using different videoconferencing products with a B2B service announced by Telstra.

  • MyNetFone charts course in app-dominated world

    The future of voice communications may be in 'over the top' applications, but there's life yet in the humble phone number according to the CEO of VoIP provider MyNetFone. Phone numbers "are this invisible glue that everyone takes for granted," Rene Sugo says.

  • Next-gen 000 service could support social, mobile apps

    The Australian government seeks to enhance the Triple Zero emergency service to bring it up to date with modern communications technology and move it beyond the existing voice-only service.

  • Face to face with 8x8: Company execs discuss keys to VoIP success

    We sat down recently with executives from 8x8 to talk about their growth as a Unified Communications provider and about the overall industry trend toward replacing traditional PSTN voice service and infrastructure with VoIP. The discussion comes on the heels of a solid fiscal year for the company, which saw total revenues for fiscal 2014 increase by 24% over fiscal 2013; 8x8's fiscal year ended March 31, 2014.

  • Hardcoded SSH key gives backdoor access to Cisco communications manager

    An unprotected SSH access key left inside the Cisco Unified Communications Domain Manager product for remote support purposes allows attackers to take complete control of affected deployments.

  • Blue Jeans introduces online forum for industry collaboration, customer advocacy

    Blue Jeans Network, a video collaboration service provider, has introduced an online platform that gives people direct access to one another as well as to engineers, product developers, and company executives. The community is designed to give customers and the larger industry a forum to propose new product ideas, share feedback, and request support.

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